United States Steel Corporation (NYSE:X), whose headquarters are in Pittsburgh, announced on Tuesday that earnings in the second-quarter surpassed Wall Street’s forecasts as it boosted some prices and vend additional steel to energy corporations.
The company also reported that it anticipates each of its business unit to manage an operating profit in the Q3, though generally results should drop from the Q2.
United States Steel made $101 million or 62 cents per share in earnings, lower almost 54.5% from net income of $222 million or $1.33 per share in previous year. The company reported that revenue tumbled 2% to $5.02 billion.
U.S. Steel announced adjusted net income of $112 million or 69 cents per share without a $11 million after-tax gain on an early rescue of senior notes. FactSet Analysts had forecasted net income of 48 cents per share on $5 billion revenue.
Shifting readers focus to broader market, let’s consider market performance of other stocks that significantly affect same sector. Nucor Corporation (NYSE:NUE) increased +1.82% to settle at $39.20, Steel Dynamics, Inc. (NASDAQ:STLD) moved up +1.50% to end at $12.89 while AK Steel Holding Corporation (NYSE:AKS) jumped +5.56% to finish on Thursday at $5.32.
United States Steel Corporation (NYSE:X) last session volume of 25.21 million shares was higher than its average volume of 8.14 million shares. The stock after opening at $19.32 hit high price of $21.20 and then closed at $20.65 by scoring +9.14%.
United States Steel generated revenue of 20.19 billion in the following twelve months and earned -$186.00 million. The Company showed a negative -0.92% in the net profit margin and as well as in its operating margin which remained 1.40%. Company’s annual sales growth for the past five year was -4.82%.
The United States Steel past twelve months price to sales ratio was 0.15 and price to cash ratio remained 4.56. As far as the returns are concern, the United States Steel return on equity was recorded as -5.05% and decreased -1.52% return on investment while its return on asset stayed at -1.18%.
The stock showed weekly upbeat performance of +13.34% which was maintained for the month at +0.24%. Likewise the negative performance for the quarter was recorded as -28.50% and for the year was -47.16% while the YTD performance remained at -21.69%.
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